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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

GOLETA (AP) - The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.

May 21, 2015 | | State


UC board OKs 8 percent tuition hike for nonresidents this fall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Undergraduates from outside California and graduate students preparing for careers outside academia will pay more to attend the University of California in the fall under a revised plan approved by the 10-campus system's governing board on Thursday.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Riparian farmer water cuts to apply broadly

STOCKTON (AP) - A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.

May 20, 2015 | | State


Parole could end inmate’s effort for sex change surgery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers' expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health.

May 20, 2015 | | State


State Senate race deals blow to Democratic Party, unions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California Democratic Party and labor unions vowed not to back down any time soon after their candidate lost a costly state Senate race in the San Francisco Bay Area this week.

May 20, 2015 | | State


California shuts down pricey private SF bus service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A state agency has shut down a luxury commuter bus service that some say spotlighted the gap between wealthy tech workers in San Francisco and everyone else.

May 20, 2015 | | State


Tracy biomass fire triggers warning

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 20, 2015 | | State


Concern about legal pot & minors aired California

OAKLAND (AP) - Members of a commission led by California's lieutenant governor said Tuesday that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana could generate enough tax revenue to fund drug education and counseling centers at every high school in the state, a potential upside that should be seriously considered as activists work to put a pot-legalization initiative before voters next year.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Study finds spike in car theft after prison change

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles biggest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, a key step as wages in America have stagnated.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Sonoma tobacco restriction law passes first council vote

SONOMA (AP) - Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Plans for Temecula water park killed again, drought blamed

TEMECULA (AP) - Dreams of a water park in Temecula city have again been tabled after developers failed to complete a purchase of land for the property.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Third dead whale washes ashore on SF Bay Area beach

PACIFICA (AP) - A dead whale was found on a beach south of San Francisco on Tuesday, the same day two other dead whales that washed up weeks apart were being buried nearby after neighbors complained of their rotting smell.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite National Park cliff jump

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Homemade morphine possible

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.

May 18, 2015 | | State


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Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ response to protest chaos

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they ...

February 07, 2017 | | State


3 face murder charges in 1993 LA apartment fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles ...

February 07, 2017 | | State


Appeals court hammers on government

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments ...

February 07, 2017 | | State


Twitter broadens campaign against hate and abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader ...

February 07, 2017 | | State


Uplifting ‘Hidden Figures’ shocks 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The cast of "Hidden Figures" rocketed to the Screen Actors Guild top award at a fiery, protest-laden ceremony that was dominated by ...

January 29, 2017 | | State


Judge will issue order for San Bernardino to exit bankruptcy

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge has agreed to issue a written confirmation order for the city of San Bernardino to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

January 29, 2017 | | State


Drought retreats from nearly half of state

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drought conditions have retreated from nearly half of California after January's onslaught of storms, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday ...

January 26, 2017 | | State


UC regents approve first tuition hike since 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California on Thursday approved its first tuition increase since 2011, a move it says will fund more faculty and ...

January 26, 2017 | | State


Sunrise Kiwanis giving $41,900 to non-profits

Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis will be conducting their 3rd Annual "Community Night of Giving" at the Manteca Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on ...

January 26, 2017 | | State


Officer shot man 4 times; cocaine found

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A mentally distressed man killed by police in a San Diego suburb suffered four gunshot wounds to the neck, chest, arm and ...

January 26, 2017 | | State


Will soggy California drop restrictions?

FRESNO - Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency ...

January 24, 2017 | | State


Brown defiant in response to Trump agenda

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown forcefully defended California's efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, vowing in his State of ...

January 24, 2017 | | State


Missing teen not found in car recovered from swollen Fremont creek

FREMONT (AP) - Crews towed the overturned car of a missing woman out of a swollen creek Tuesday in Northern California but the 18-year-old's whereabouts ...

January 24, 2017 | | State


California’s ski resorts blanketed in record snow

TRUCKEE (AP) - After years of drought and barren slopes, skiers and boarders have a bonanza of snow at resorts from the Sierra Nevada to the ...

January 24, 2017 | | State


Backpage.com wants pimping charges tossed

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website ...

January 24, 2017 | | State


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